March 31, 2021 |
PHOTO COURTESY OF TED7
DELAGE IS MAKING A COMEBACK AFTER A LONG HIATUS AS IT DEBUTS THE BRAND-NEW D12 STREET-LEGAL HYPERCAR FOR A COOL $2.3 MILLION.
French luxury automobile and race car company Delage (delage-automobiles.com) was founded over a century ago, when it was revered for its top-of-the-line auto and race car products that boasted top performance. After ceasing operations in 1953, Delage is having a comeback moment under new ownership as it reinvigorates itself with the D12 extreme hypercar. Delage enters the market again with noise, planning to create the world’s fastest street-legal hybrid hypercar that boasts a price tag of $2.3 million. Not only was the D12’s design inspired by Formula One and fighter jet planes, but the two-seater car features a unique seating arrangement, where the driver and passenger sit in tandem. The D12 offers two versions, the GT and the Club, both produced with a naturally aspirated 7.6-liter V-12 gas engine and an electric motor. Delage’s new CEO and “refounder” and Miami resident Laurent Tapie explains, “We want the feeling in the D12 to be the closest to the sensation of driving a Formula One car that has ever been experienced in a street-legal car.” Exclusivity is the name of the game for Delage’s D12, with a plan to only produce 30 cars total. The fully customizable D12 will offer many choices of colors and materials, creating a one-of-a-kind vehicle.